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Rick Swartz

Adjunct Scientist

ICES Affiliation
  • ICES Central
  • Cardiovascular Research Program



Contact Rick  Swartz


  • FRCPC, Neurology, University of Toronto
  • MD, University of Toronto
  • PhD, Neuroscience, University of Toronto
  • BSc, Biology and Psychology,York University

Research Focus

  • Stroke
  • Neurological disorders
  • Pragmatic trials

Other Affiliations

  • Associate Professor, Neurology, University of Toronto
  • Staff Neurologist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Clinician-Scientist, Hurvitz Brain Sciences Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Director, Sunnybrook Stroke Research Unit, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Recent ICES Grants

Recent Awards & Recognition

  • Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada Ontario Clinician Scientist Phase II Award

    2019: Awarded to Dr. Rick Swartz. Clinician-scientist awardees have demonstrated a commitment to building an influential program of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular health research relevant to the foundation’s mission.

  • The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Henry J. M. Barnett Scholarship

    2014: Awarded to Dr. Rick Swartz. The award is presented annually to a highly rated investigator working in cerebrovascular research.

Recent ICES Publications